Chicago Women's Park and Gardens1801 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 - Ph. (312) 328-0821

Updates on park renovations from the PAC president - see News page!

Park Advisory Council - meetings: 2nd Tuesdays of odd months

September 10th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
November 12th, 2013 @ 6:30pm


Introduction to Chicago Women's Park and Gardens & Indoor Field House
Chicago Women's Park & Garden

Opened to the public after renovation in 2000, the lush outdoor park known as Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1827 S. Indiana honors the contributions that women have made to the city throughout its history. The outdoor park provides a quite respite in the Near South Side community area.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens is positioned within the Prairie Avenue Historic District, and nestled between two house museums— the Widow
Clarke House and the Glessner House. Located in the Near South Side Community, Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens totals [2.51] acres and formerly housed the Vietnam Veterans Museum and the Clarke House Museum sits adjacent to the gardens. Built in 1836 for Henry B. Clarke, it is Chicago’s oldest house.Over the years, the house survived fires, belonged to a church, and was moved twice – during the second move, the house was stuck in the air for two weeks. The house is now located in the Chicago Women’s Park in the Prairie Avenue Historic District, and operated as a museum by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Chicago Women's Park & Garden Field House

In 2010, following years of community advocation to repurpose the neighboring indoor arts & cultural building next door at 1801 S. Indiana into a Field House, the Chicago Park District completed the first phase of facility renovation by adding a ground floor indoor playground and two clubrooms, with additional plans for renovation of the 2nd and 3rd Floors in the near future.

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